How to give pills to Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casportpony, May 21, 2018.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Here is how to give a duck a pill:


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    Here is how to give a chicken a pill
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2018
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Why rub across inside bill? and seems my fingers would be too large to get down far enough to get a pill inside the right hole. Just thinking out loud
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    I think maybe he's trying to get it past the glottis (opening to the trachea), or maybe touching of the bill causes their glottis to close? Me, I just stick the pill in and push it back with my finger. :idunno
     
  4. casportpony

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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    I see now I could do it with my fingers but still don't understand sliding the pill across the inside upper bill?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    I think I recently read that touching something in the mouth causes them to close the glottis, so that's the only thing I can think of.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Makes sense, what ever works!
     
  8. happy duck

    happy duck Crazy duck mom

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    This is good!!! I would make an article of this, but you could look up some pics of like a diagram or something of a ducks mouth so people know what they are putting the pill into.
     
  9. BornToQuack

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    I've found that hiding pills in small banana chunks or raspberries usually does the trick. My girls go insane over both fruits, so it's just a matter of separating the sick/injured duck from the others to make sure I know the right one gets the medicated treat.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    :pop
     

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